2nd part of the admission procedure:
All applicants who have completed the 1st part of the admission procedure in a correct and timely manner
16 July 2020
Detailed information about the time and procedure will be confirmed by e-mail
University of Klagenfurt
by 21 July 2020
An e-mail is sent to all participants in the online exam
All applicants who successfully complete the admission procedure (subject to ranking) and who meet the admission requirements pursuant to Section 63 ff. Universities Act
no later than 30 September 2020 for the wintersemester 2020/21, in exceptional cases no later than 30 November 2020
no later than 5 February 2021 for the summer semester 2021
In person at the Admissions Office
All enrolled students
by 30 November (for the winter semester) or by 30 April (for the summer semester)
1 The special admission procedure is only carried out when the number of registrations for the admission procedure exceeds 50.
If any Austrian universities still have capacity available once the registration period has come to a close, there will be a clearing period. Only those applicants who have already registered for the admission procedure for a relevant degree at another Austrian university are eligible to enter clearing at an Austrian university with available capacity during this clearing period.
3IHS Admission procedures at universities are evaluated in accordance with the Universities Act. The Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna (IHS) is responsible for this evaluation. Therefore, please also fill out the following evaluation form: https://uni-aufnahme.ihs.ac.at/
Prerequisites for the admission to the Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Economics
Successful completion of the special admission procedure
Proof of knowledge of English at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Prospective students, who have successfully completed the special admission procedure, but who do not meet the English language requirements as stipulated in Section 8 of the Regulation on the admission to the Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Economics at the University of Klagenfurt and/or do not meet the admission criteria as stipulated by Section 63 ff Universities Act, are not eligible for admission to the degree programme.
Who has to complete the special admission procedure?
The separate steps of the admission procedure in detail
STEP 1: Registration
All applicants to the Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Economics must register for the admission procedure using only the online registration, which is accessible on the website of the University of Klagenfurt during the period from 1 March to 1 June 2020.
1 March 2020 to 1 June 2020
Registration for the admission procedure for all students for whom this is the first degree at the University of Klagenfurt
Register online to receive a user account. This self-registration can only be completed online. Applicants must provide an e-mail address for the purpose of registration (e.g. gmail, yahoo, etc.). After the self-registration you will receive an e-mail, inviting you to activate your user account.
Once you have activated your user account, you can log in to the registration portal and register for the special admission procedure for the Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Economics.
Registration for the admission procedure for individuals who are already students at the University of Klagenfurt
Log in to your student portal and select the link Bewerbungsportal (registration portal) under services in the menu on the left-hand side.
Please follow the steps as indicated to complete the registration for the admission procedure.
Registrations for the admission procedure that are submitted in another form or that arrive after the deadline cannot be considered.
The admission procedure will only take place in the event that the number of registrations for the admission procedure exceeds the respective number of study places available. If the predetermined number of places for one of the Bachelor’s degree programme has not been reached on 1 June 2020, the subsequent steps of the admission procedure for this Bachelor’s degree programme are dispensed with. In this case, applicants who have an Austrian school-leaving certificate or a general higher education entrance qualification for Germany can proceed directly to step 6. Holders of other school-leaving certificates must carry out steps 3a and 3b before proceeding to step 6.
Note: Participation in the special admission procedure for the indicated degree programme at the University of Klagenfurt involves the transfer of your personal data (name, date of birth, identification code, as well as selected field of study and selected degree programme) to other Austrian universities in the case of entering clearing at the university of your choice.
STEP 2: Confirmation of registration
Applicants who have successfully registered for the special admission procedure will receive a confirmation from the University of Klagenfurt by e-mail.
STEP 3: 1st part of the admission procedure
The first part of the special admission procedure consists of uploading the letter of motivation, using the registration portal of the University of Klagenfurt.
The first part of the special admission procedure must be completed no later than 15 June 2020.
The letter of motivation should provide an indication of the extent to which you have thought about your choice of degree. You should therefore take particular care to explain the following three points:
Why you would like to study International Business and Economics
Why you yourself are particularly suited and motivated to study International Business and Economics
Briefly explain the difference between the main refinancing rate and the deposit rate of the European Central Bank
The scope of the motivation letter should be approximately one DIN A4 page, and no more than 2 DIN A4 pages (font size 12, e.g. Times New Roman, line spacing 1.5) and the letter must be written in English.
STEP 3a: Application for admission
If you do not have the Austrian school-leaving certificate / general university entrance qualification in Germany, you must apply for admission to the Bachelor’s degree programme. For the winter semester, the application for admission to the Bachelor’s programme must be received by 5 September, for the summer semester by 5 February, in full and accompanied by the required documents. All documents must be submitted in consideration of the applicable legalisation/authentication requirements. Documents issued in languages other than English or German have to be translated by a court-sworn interpreter and are also required to be legalised or, respectively, authenticated.
Your application documents will be checked for completeness and to ensure that all formal criteria have been met. You will be notified of any shortcomings and will be informed whether these can be remedied and which documents must still be submitted. Any enrolment can only take place in conjunction with a valid letter of admission.
STEP 3b: Entry and residence
If you are not from Austria, please inform yourself in good time about any applicable visa requirements and deadlines.
Additional documents might need to be legalised and/or translated for a visa application to be considered complete.
It can take several months for a visa application to be processed.
STEP 4: 2nd part of the admission procedure – the online examination
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic necessitates changes with regard to the 2nd part of the special admission procedure. This year, the exam will be held online.
The successful completion of the 1st part of the special admission procedure forms the basis for participating in the online examination on 16 July 2020.
The examination will be held in English.
The purpose of the examination is to determine the understanding of the literature provided. For this purpose, the candidates will be presented with questions, made available in the form of a PDF file which can be downloaded. The relevant link and further technical details will be communicated to the applicants via email. The answers to the questions are to be uploaded within the determined time frame. The exam will be held in an open-book format. This means that all resources – except for the support of other persons – may be used. Answers may be written either digitally or analogously (manually) and are subsequently to be submitted as a Word- or PDF-file (as a scan where applicable). Please note that the file which is to be submitted, needs to be named with your first and family name. Furthermore, your first and family name are to be displayed in the file itself.
A few days before the exam (further information will be communicated in due time) we will do an (optional) test run. In the course of the test run, applicants invited to take the exam may download an empty file, enter their name in and upload the file. This only serves the purpose of getting acquainted with the technical procedure in order to prevent problems on the day of the exam.
Before the start of the examination, the invigilator must establish the identity of each applicant. To this end, applicants must present an official photographic identity document on the day of the examination. This document needs to be held into the camera upon request. If an applicant refuses to identify themselves and it is not otherwise possible to prove their identity for other reasons, and if there are legitimate doubts as to the identity of an applicant, the invigilator is authorised to deny the applicant concerned access to the online examination.
During the examination, the candidates’ camera setting must allow permanent eye contact. Should a technical problem occur during the examination (transmission interruptions, video/audio failures, etc.), the examination can be continued if the interruption was only brief. Otherwise the exam is considered to have been canceled and the 2nd part of the special admission procedure cannot be completed.
We are pleased to provide a sample of the examination for your convenience. Please note that this sample is made available for informational purposes only. Moreover, please note that the exam last year was a multiple-choice and closed-book exam.
The written examination will not take place, if fewer than 70 applicants complete the first part of the admission procedure in a correct and timely manner. Applicants will be notified immediately by e-mail of the fact that the written exam will not take place.
Applicants are ranked in accordance with the number of points reached within the scope of the admission exam.
Participants will be informed about the results of the admission exam by e-mail by 21 July 2020.
STEP 6: Enrolment in person
Applicants who have successfully completed the special admission procedure and who meet the criteria for admission to the Bachelor’s degree programme in International Business and Economics must enrol in person in the Admissions Office. Enrolments for the winter semester of 2020/21 must be carried out by 30 November 2020. Enrolments for the summer semester of 2021 must be completed by 5 February 2021.
If you do not have the Austrian school-leaving certificate / general university entrance qualification in Germany, you must apply for admission to the Bachelor’s degree programme. Any enrolment can only take place in conjunction with a valid letter of admission.
Evidence of proficiency in English at the B2 level (CEFR)
The required knowledge of English must be documented by one of the following certificates. The certificates mentioned under points 6 to 9 must not be more than three years old at the time of application for admission:
Successful completion of English as a school subject at the Austrian Matura level (to be proven by means of an Austrian school-leaving certificate completing the Matura year)
School-leaving certificate from a school with English as language of instruction and examination
Successful completion of the matriculation examination in English (to be proven by means of an Austrian matriculation certificate or a matriculation certificate issued in an EU member state with a designated level B2 (CEFR))
Certificate granting the right to study indicating the completion of the subject English at level B2
Completion of a study programme conducted in English and lasting at least two years at a recognised post-secondary educational institution
TOEFL iBT (Minimum Score: 85)
IELTS (Minimum Overall Band Score: 6)
Cambridge English: B2 First (Minimum Scale Score: 160)
Cambridge English: First Certificate in English (FCE) (Minimum Scale Score: 160) or above
A document issued by proper authorities stating that the applicant’s first language is English
Hague Conference on the authentication of documents
(List of Contracting States to the Hague Legalization Convention with detailed information on the individual countries; among other things a list of authorities which are empowered to attach the Apostille)